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    In On The Joke: The Films of Phil Lord & Christopher Miller

    A decade ago, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were unheard of in Hollywood. Their beloved but short lived cult classic animated series Clone High had been canceled a year earlier, and their next directing gig wouldn’t come until 2009’s Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. Now, in 2014, they have become magicians of sorts, turning […] More

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    ’22 Jump Street’ is that rare anomaly of a great comedy sequel

    In lesser hands, the overtly meta nature of 22 Jump Street could easily have become insufferably smug. Directing duo Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, though, have been proving themselves to be kings of manic, self-aware comedy, and their more consistently strong follow-up to 2012’s 21 Jump Street might be the best comedy sequel since Joe Dante’s Gremlins 2: The New Batch. More

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    2012 and the Box Office: It Was A Very Good Year

    I hate being wrong. Really hate it. The only thing I hate more than being wrong is publicly admitting I’m wrong. And, man, when it comes to how 2012 played out at the movies matched up against what I’d predicted in my end-of-2011 box office wrap-up, I couldn’t have been more wrong. “Want a prediction […] More

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    Extended Thoughts on ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl’

    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Directed by Gore Verbinski Written by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Stuart Beattie, and Jay Wolpert Starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Geoffrey Rush Captain Jack Sparrow is the worst thing that ever happened to Johnny Depp’s career. The prevailing wisdom is that the constantly […] More

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    Ricky D’s 50 Favourite Films of 2012 (Part Two)

      25: The Dark Knight Rises Directed by Christopher Nolan Screenplay by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan 2012, USA The Dark Knight Rises feels as if it was made up of two equal halves, with the most critical moment of the film breaking the movie in half, almost literally. While the second half may have […] More

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    Ricky D’s 50 Favourite Films of 2012 (Part One)

    2012 wasn’t a bad year for movies. It was actually a great year. The problem is, the movies we were most anticipating, specifically the Hollywood blockbusters like Prometheus and The Hobbit, didn’t live up to our expectations. With that said I still managed to make a list of 50 films I loved. Maybe I just […] More

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    Best Movie Moments of 2012 (part three)

    20: The Raid: Redemption – The entire film How does one choose their favourite scene from this high-speed, virtually nonstop adrenaline-packed martial arts pic? Could it be the sequence in which a refrigerator is used to destroy an entire floor of an apartment complex; or perhaps the final showdown between two brothers and the the […] More

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    Best Movie Moments of 2012 (part one)

    I don’t’ share the popular opinion that 2012 has been a terrible year in film. It hasn’t been as strong as previous years but 2012 gave us such gems as Holy Motors, The Master, Berberian Sound Studio, Tabu, Skyfall and Moonrise Kingdom, to name a few. As with every year, I thought it appropriate to […] More

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    ‘End of Watch’ never rises above the call of duty

    End of Watch Directed by David Ayer Written by David Ayer USA, 2012 Although End of Watch doesn’t have a theme song per se, one can’t help but apply a familiar tune to underscore its proceedings. Something along the lines of, “Bad boys bad boys, watcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do when Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña […] More

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    Movie Lovers Podcast Episode #4 – 21 Jump Street, Casa De Me Padre and Top 5 Films We Watched

    In episode 4 of Movie Lover’s Podcast, Chris and Kathy review the 2012 comedic new releases ’21 Jump Street’ and ‘Casa De Me Padre’ and list their top 5 films watched in 2012. Follow us @_FilmsWeWatched on Twitter and like us on our Facebook Fan page at facebook.com/movieloverspodcast. iTunes RSS feed Twitter www.filmswewatched.com Manual Chapter: […] More

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